The Economic Alliance is recognized as a key resource in growing the vibrancy of core business districts. The Community Development core function is focused around growing core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supporting surrounding communities. We work to implement and support strategic plans for the following Metro Area Core Districts.
Metro Area Core Districts
One of the Economic Alliance’s core functions is Community Development, which includes growing core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supports our surrounding communities in their efforts.
Downtown & Kingston
Downtown Cedar Rapids and Kingston are full of life! The districts feature a variety of dining and shopping options, a vibrant arts and culture community, and exciting nightlife.
MedQuarter Regional Medical District
The MedQuarter Regional Medical District was created as the result of Vision Cedar Rapids 2007 and the 2009 Neighborhood Planning Process.
Czech Village/NewBo District
The Czech Village/New Bohemia District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids.
Quality of Place
There’s an exciting energy surging through our community as historic cultural venues reopen, unique restaurants and fantastically modern spaces blossom, and neighborhoods are renewed.
ICR IOWA is anchored by the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 380, and includes the seven counties of Linn, Johnson, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Cedar and Washington.